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Tributes paid to boy, 7, who drowned in swimming pool during birthday party tragedy – World News

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Shay Lynch, 7, died Saturday after drowning in a hotel pool while attending a birthday party at the Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Center in Killaloe, Republic of Ireland.

Efforts were made to save Shay’s life after he was pulled unconscious from the water.

Tributes have been paid to a seven-year-old boy who drowned in a hotel swimming pool yesterday – who will be remembered for his “bright smile and kind heart”.

Shay Lynch, from Clonlara in Co Clare, got into trouble after attending a birthday party at the Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Center in Killaloe on Saturday. In a statement, Shay’s school, Scoil Seanain Naofa, Clonlara, said: “Our school community has experienced the tragic death of our beloved student, Shay Lynch.




“His bright smile and kind heart endeared him to everyone in our school community. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his parents Tania and James, his sister Abi, the extended family and his wide circle of friends.”

Taoiseach Simon Harris was among those to express his shock at the tragedy. He said: “Absolutely heartbreaking. I know people across Ireland are keeping this family and the community of Clonlara in Co Clare in their thoughts and prayers at such a sad and difficult time.”

It is understood Shay got into trouble in the swimming pool at the Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Center in nearby Killaloe on Saturday, April 30, shortly before 3pm. Attempts were made to save his life after he was pulled unconscious from the water.

Shay Lynch, from Clonlara in Co Clare, got into trouble after attending a birthday party at the Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Center in Killaloe on Saturday

Gardaí and emergency services attended the hotel and the boy was rushed by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick where he was pronounced dead. According to the Irish Mirror, the swimming pool at the hotel’s leisure center was closed immediately.

Cathaloirleach of Clare County Council, Cllr Joe Cooney, said the entire East Clare area was “stunned and shocked” by the tragedy. He said: “It is a terrible, sad tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with the little boy’s family. And the local community where the boy and his family come from will receive a lot of support and help to help them get through the coming days. to soften.

“The whole area of ​​East Clare is stunned, shocked and in mourning. Our thoughts and thanks go out to all emergency services involved.”